Wellness Coaching – The Art of Communication™

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Upcoming Workshops

Location: Your City
Date: TBA
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lunch provided 

Upcoming Workshops

Location: Kansas City, KS at University of Kansas Medical Center
Date: Rescheduled to Spring/Summer 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $195
Lunch provided

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Location: Atlanta, GA at Nutrifit Sport Therapy
Date: April 12, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $195
Lunch provided

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Promote Sustainable Weight Loss

Wellness Coaching – The Art of Communication™ For Sustainable Weight Loss

Coaching is “the art of creating an environment, through conversation and a way of being, that facilitates the process by which a person can move toward desired goals in a fulfilling manner” (W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Tennis; 1974). Wellness Coaching is a way of communicating that encompasses voice, tone, pitch, inflection, reflection, listening, and respect.

  • The wellness coaching conversation brings meaning for your clients to the knowledge and expertise that you possess.

This lively and interactive workshop integrates the communication skills of wellness coaching and the professional expertise of the nutrition, fitness and health professional, the unique obstacles the overweight and obese population posses, and an innovative approach to empower the client (and coach) to evolve from outcomes data to Being Well.

  • Have you wondered how wellness coaching will enhance your skills and practice?
  • Are you a trained coach seeking to integrate the coach and expert approaches with your weight management clients?

During this highly anticipated and sought after workshop you will be actively engaged in theories and practice of integrating Wellness Coaching with your expertise as a healthcare professional. This lively and interactive workshop integrates the communication skills of wellness coaching and the professional expertise of you, the provider, the unique obstacles in coaching clients for weight management, and an innovative approach to empower your client (and you as coach) to evolve from outcomes data to Being Well.

Wellness Coaching 101

Our coaching approach focuses on the principles and expertise of Wellness Coaching. With the assistance of fitness and nutrition professionals, we provide one-day interactive workshops to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Continuous studies show that successful chronic disease management for diabetes and obesity does not only require healthy eating and proper exercise, but also needs improved self-efficacy and behavioral changes. Standard treatments often emphasize the roles of health care professionals as “experts” offering provider-centered counseling and methods that were unsuccessful in some cases.

Our aim is to help fitness and nutrition professionals develop communication skills through wellness coaching so they can better understand the needs of the obese and overweight.

This workshop will provide an overview of wellness coaching, specific for working with clients of the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity. Wellness coaching integrates many theories in lifestyle change with communication skills leading to self efficacy and intrinsic motivation of our clients.

  • Have you wondered how coach training will enhance your skills and practice?
  • Are you a trained coach struggling to integrate the coach and expert approaches with your weight management clients?
  • Do you want to enhance skills that evolve your clients from extrinsic to intrinsic motivation to sustain the maintenance stage of change.
  • Past participants, both novice and experienced, state they leave this workshop with heightened skills, individualized tools for their toolbox, enhanced practice skills, and much more.

This workshop is not a certification training, but rather an overview and skill practice enabling the practitioner to use a fresh communication and an awareness of client centered and directed practice.

Included in the Workshop

Blending the Skills of Coach and Expert For Sustainable Weight Loss

Overcoming myths and misconceptions of the coach and the client will be discussed.  Chronic disease such as obesity and overweight is very complex in etiology.  A temporary fix can result from focusing on the outcomes vs. non-scale victories which will further exacerbate the weight re-gain process.  Coaches and “experts” are frequently satisfied with goal attainment in treating chronic diseases; as is the client, but this can frequently miss the key transition to sustainability.

Participants will learn the art of blending the structure and information of the traditional approach to weight management, with the skills of communication paradigm of coaching.

Workshop Participants Will

  • Discuss and demonstrate change methods and language to facilitate and maintain new behaviors.
  • Embrace positivity to enhance motivation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution from data outcomes (blood glucose control/weight loss) to well being leading to optimum data outcomes.
  • Demonstrate coaching language, empowering your client to self efficacy in achieving and sustaining health and life goals beyond the scale.
  • Develop confidence to begin applying these principles and skills with their clients immediately.
  • Participate in the art of blending the structure and information of the traditional approach to weight management, with the skills of communication paradigm of coaching.

This one day workshop is presented live over 8 hours.  Each workshop will include self-study and application of principles.  Materials for the coach will be provided.  Facilitators will be available via email after the workshop.